Facebook: Business Issues

A transparency tool for Facebook advertisers is what marketers want most

Facebook has spent well over a year addressing user safety and data security concerns. Since 2017 it has more than doubled its security team, announced new content review policies, instituted a new app evaluation process and took a number of other steps to improve the integrity of its platform. But these efforts have not only …

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Facebook ad revenue keeps rising, 3 million advertisers using Stories Ads

Source: Facebook Facebook’s bet on Stories Ads looks like it is paying off. COO Sheryl Sandberg said Wednesday during the company’s first quarter earnings call that, while Facebook and Instagram feed ads make up the bulk of Facebook’s ad business, Stories Ads are “an increasingly important growth opportunity.” Facebook announced it now has three million …

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Facebook hires former Google, Microsoft director to lead PR

Communications veteran John Pinette has been named Facebook’s new VP of global communications. Pinette is replacing Caryn Marooney, who announced her departure plans in February. “John’s deep understanding of the technology industry and his experience leading communications teams will be invaluable to helping us communicate the work we do at Facebook every day,” said Facebook …

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A Facebook voice assistant may have buy-in from marketers – but will users want it?

Facebook is rumored to be working on a voice assistant similar to Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Siri, reports CNBC. Two former Facebook employees confirmed to CNBC that efforts to build a new AI assistant has been led by a team in Redmond, Washington and managed by Facebook’s director of AR/VR and Facebook Assistant Ira Snyder. …

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Facebook removes age, gender and ZIP code targeting for housing, employment, credit ads

Facebook advertisers promoting housing, employment or credit offers will no longer be able to target ads by age, gender or ZIP code. The new ad policy applies to advertisers targeting U.S. users on Facebook, Instagram and Messenger. The company said Tuesday that it will also launch a tool for users to search and view all …

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Big changes at Facebook: Chief product officer Chris Cox, WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels leave company

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced on Thursday that the company’s chief product officer Chris Cox is leaving. Also leaving is WhatsApp VP Chris Daniels. With these executive departures, Will Cathcart, who previously led the Facebook app will now oversee WhatsApp, and Fidji Simo will move from her role overseeing Facebook’s video product to lead the …

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